"Two towering metal and concrete entrance markers greet visitors at both entrances of the East Los Angeles Civic Center. Facing the Third Street as well as the Mednik Avenue entrances, these 20’ high identical works of art each have nine designs representing the Center’s governmental and community activities.
These include education, recreation, law, medicine, music, and relaxation. The gates’ metal cut-outs resemble the papel picado (perforated paper) style, a traditional Mexican artistic technique which originated in pre-Columbian Aztec society." http://www.lacountyarts.org (Archive of article)
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